If you can no longer care for your pet, we are here to help. We offer compassion to people who must surrender their pets and provide safe shelter to animals that come through our doors. 

What to Bring 

  • PET RECORDS – Bring a copy of your pet’s vaccination and veterinary records to your appointment. 
  • BEHAVIOR INFORMATION – Be prepared to discuss your pet’s daily habits and behaviors. 
  • SAFE TRANSPORTATION – Be sure that dogs are on leashes and cats or other small animals are in carriers. 

Where to Go

We offer pet surrender services at these locations: 

The Buddy Center in Castle Rock  

The San Luis Valley Animal Center in Alamosa. Upon arrival, please park in the main lot, stay in your car with your pet, and call 719.212.6500. Our San Luis Valley team is available for pet surrenders 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

The Leslie A. Malone Center in Denver. Upon arriving at the Leslie A. Malone Center, please drive to the back (east side) of the building and look for the doors marked Pet Admissions. 

We recommend that you make an appointment for pet surrender services.

Schedule an appointment to surrender your pet at the Buddy Center.

Schedule an appointment to surrender your pet at the Leslie A. Malone Center.

We also offer call-ahead service for both pet surrender and stray pet admissions at the Leslie A. Malone Center only. During the call, we will begin the pet admissions process while you’re in the comfort of your own home and set up a time for you to bring the pet to the Leslie A. Malone Center. To use our call-ahead service, call 303.751.5772. Our pet admissions team is available for calls 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. seven days a week. 

We accept pet surrenders without appointments, but wait times may be longer due to COVID restrictions. Those with appointments will be prioritized and others will be accommodated according to urgency and then on a first-come first-served basis.